With winter in full swing and many of our favorite ATV trails closed, now is the perfect time to plan for the upcoming season. Those preferring four wheels instead of two can benefit from the latest ATV gear and accessories. Whether you’re into motocross or utility ATVs, MCUSA editors have you covered with the 2011 ATV Holiday Gift Guide.
Quad Tech YFZ450R Hump Seat Cover Kit
Some of you might not know this about me, but I like riding ATVs. In fact, I’ve owned several race quads in my day, and the very first part I order for each machine is a Quad Tech Hump Seat Cover. Consisting of new seat foam and a super-high quality hand-sewn seat cover, the kit is easy to install and makes a world of difference in both the looks and handling on a high performance ATV, such as the Yamaha YFZ450R. Under hard acceleration the hump holds you in place with less effort, but is not so
big that it gets in the way during cornering or jumps. More pros use Quad Tech seats than don’t – which speaks volumes about the product. Several color options are available and you can even have custom covers made to order with materials such as ostrich and metallic colors. – Justin Dawes
One Industries Gamma Lava Lamp Helmet
The One Industries’ Gamma Lava Lamp Helmet was engineered using feedback from professional athletes. Featuring a pre-preg, reinforced fiberglass lid constructed with lightweight materials, the Lava Lamp Helmet boasts a light yet strong outer shell. It also has a dual density EPS liner for added impact protection, and large intake and exhaust vents to keep air circulating. The inner liner is fully removable,
and includes channels for increased airflow. The cheek pads themselves feature moisture wicking fibers to help you stay dry. The helmet also has an enlarged eye port for better visibility and goggle fit.
Moose Racing Tuff Jug Tool Caddy
Pitting for a race is a lot of boring with a little exciting tossed in, but it’s those few exciting moments that can make or break a race and there aren’t second chances. The Moose Racing Tuff Jug Tool Caddy is the pit crew’s best friend. Never get caught searching for that spare set of goggles or a water bottle when your racer comes screaming into the pit with a win on the line. For only 40 bucks this easily stores the essential tools, gloves, rags and other items needed during race and has a customizable number plate. – JC Hilderbrand
Fox Racing Comp 5 Shorty Boots
Sometimes ATV riders don’t need the protection offered by a full motocross style boot. That’s where Fox Racing’s Comp 5 Shorty Boots come in. Featuring solid ankle armor with the comfort of a skate shoe, these boots are ideal for four-wheeled enthusiasts. They provide coverage above the ankle with soft padding and a velcro ankle closure. The boot features the same soft touch buckles that are on some of Fox’s premier MX boots, and a race-bonded sole ensures comfort and durability. These boots are available in sizes 8 through 14.
Featuring the simplicity of a bungee cord but with more options and durability, LoopRope is a great product for work or play. Available in a variety of lengths and colors, this item allows you to make specific adjustments while securing your gear using a series of ‘loops’ on the cord. Each rope is constructed of ¼” heavy duty shock cord and features two military grade stainless steel S-clips. The ropes don’t require any knot tying and can be made to secure practically any object. As a result, LoopRope is an ideal option for motorcycle or ATV enthusiasts who need tie-downs that can adapt to different gear at a variety of angles. Visit www.looprope.com for more info, including video of it in action.
LoopRope 3ft. MSRP: $19.95
LoopRope 4ft. MSRP: $21.95
LoopRope 5ft. MSRP: $23.95
O’Neal Racing Element Boots
Returning with an all-new buckle for 2012, the O’Neal Racing Element Boots feature a bonded sole with a fully adjustable four buckle closure system. The boots have a built in heat shield and contain generous heel support. The sole includes a metal shank and replacement rubber sole inserts are also available. An injection molded plastic shin plate adds more protection for the lower leg, and those wishing to add more style can customize the boots with additional straps in blue, green or pink. One of the best features of the boot, however, is its price – which is only $119.99.
WARN XT30 Winch
The thing I love best about sport utility ATVs is having 4WD. It’s incredible how far you can go with good tires and four spinning wheels, but there’s always a limit. Sometimes that’s a limit of rider or machine, but my experience shows that both can cause big problems – the WARN XT30 Winch takes care of the rest. I prefer the XT’s synthetic rope over standard cables and the winch has a three-stage planetary gear train. With 3000 pounds of line capacity and a fully sealed motor, this winch will get you out of trouble for a long time. – JC Hilderbrand
Fox Racing 360 Jacket
For four-wheeled enthusiasts looking to hit the track there’s the Fox Racing 360 Jacket. As a race performance off-road jacket it features hydration hose access and a polyester mesh inner liner. The main body of the jacket is made of Dobby polyester and features reflective piping on the back and sleeves, along with waterproof zippered pockets. Cooling vents on the main body and forearm help circulate air and elbow pads are removable. The jacket is also unique in that it can be converted into a vest by removing the sleeves. The collar is also removable for neck-brace compatibility.
Fly Racing Aluminum Bi-Fold ATV Ramp
Loading and unloading of ATVs can be a tricky business. Fly Racing’s Aluminum Bi-Fold ATV Ramp offers a wide design to accommodate larger quads, and is rated at 1200 lbs. Featuring heat treated aluminum and rungs that have extended surface grooves for added traction, the ramp folds in half for easier storage. Rubber ends protect the paint job on your tailgate while providing maximum slip resistance during loading. It measures 70 in. x 48 in. and is a must-have for weekend ATV warriors.
Quadboss Quad Cover
Now is the time to cover your 4×4. To help keep your quad in mint condition, the Quadboss Quad Cover uses a heavy-duty, water-repellant material that is both durable and UV-resistant. Available in extra-large sizing for the biggest of ATVs, the Quadboss cover contains double-stitched interlocking seams and an elastic hem cord to keep a tight fit during high winds. The cover also features a small cutout for
those units with hi-vis flags. Storing the cover itself is easy as a storage bag is sewn into the cover. For units with drop baskets, mesh racks, plows or spreaders the cover can be ordered in 2XL.
MSRP: $54.99 – $67.99
Sedona Spyder Aluminum Wheels
The easiest way to spice up an ATV or UTV is with a set of wheels. I love blacked-out rims and Sedona offers the Spyder Aluminum Wheels for front and rear which give off a macho look. They’re made in 12-inch and 14-inch sizes which are great for big quads and side-by-sides. They come with center caps included and are available in tire/wheel combo packages as well. I’ve abused them on our Polaris RZR XP for a year in sand, mud and rocks and they don’t even show a scratch. – JC Hilderbrand